Millions misused by DMR somebody ough...

Millions misused by DMR somebody ought to go to jail !!!

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#1 Jul 1, 2013
A federal audit has found millions in grant money administered by the Department of Marine Resources was misspent by the agency.

The report from the Office of Inspector General reviewed $99.8 million in Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grants awarded to the State of Mississippi and determined $39 million, which represents 57 percent of the grant projects approved, did not meet the criteria of CIAP legislation.

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The report also found what it calls widespread conflicts of interest in the administration of CIAP and land purchases, improper land appraisals, circumvention of procurement regulations, improper charges to grants, improper use of equipment, and various accounting, payroll, and financial issues.

The report cites "undisclosed conflicts of interest between a DMR CIAP official, another DMR senior official, the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area, and their family and friends were at the core of 23 grants totaling roughly $16 million."

Among the projects cited in the report:$483,650 for the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art Welcome Center; $89,735 for the Pass Christian Harbor Expansion -Phases 1 & 2; and $226,039 for the Infinity Project.

The Office of Inspector General made 37 recommendations to help eliminate the deficiencies.

If it was you or I we would be peaking through bars, but if you are a member of the good ole boys you can do as you want. Notice no mention of jail, I guess because it is only 30 some million!!!

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#3 Jul 1, 2013
It makes you wonder about the old saying, that there is two sets of laws, one for the rich and one for the poor. From what I read, they are just using fancy words for cheating and stealing. Mismanagement may happen once in a while, but over 30million worth is stealing, these are smart people they knew better, but they also knew nothing would happen if they got caught.

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#4 Jul 1, 2013
What a sad mess

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